Wow... wow!! What a crazy couple years this has been, where at the end of it all I feel like I just jumped out of a time warp and back into Canadian reality. Mother Nature invited me back home in -30 weather and has been off and on snowing for the past month. Apparently I need to catch up on the winters I missed 🤷🏼♀️
I have been home for a while now, and truly been meaning to complete the "final post", but I haven't really found the words to express everything until now it's seems. Over the last year and a half, 30 different farrier families welcomed me into their homes and made me one their own. From this I learned to appreciate a whole different perspective to the way of lives around the world. Experiencing cultures and lifestyles made me open minded and willing to step into other people's shoes. Beyond my own development in all aspects of my trade, I realized how shoeing and farrier communities are so similar all around the world.
My journey began in 2017, with the original AFA Edward Martin Cultural Exchange. A year later I began working with the AFA on our "Exchange Expansion", visiting SA, Aussie, and New Zealand for the first time. While visiting the UK for my second time, I hoped to show the benefits of post exchange, of how those connections you establish don't die.
Get involved and act on your dreams while they're still young, I promise you won't regret it!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all those who believed in me and supported me throughout my crazy adventures. Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. #kanadakim #afaexchange #africa #aussie #nz #wherewillkanadakimgonext